tmux Cheat Sheet

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Sessions

Start a new session

tmux
tmux new
tmux new-session
:new

Start a new session with the name mysession

tmux new -s mysession
:new -s mysession

kill/delete session mysession

tmux kill-session -t mysession

kill/delete all sessions but the current

tmux kill-session -a

kill/delete all sessions but mysession

tmux kill-session -a -t mysession

Rename session

Ctrl + b $

Detach from session

Ctrl + b d

Show all sessions

tmux ls
Ctrl + b s

Attach to last session

tmux a
tmux attach-session

Attach to a session with the name mysession

tmux a -t mysession
tmux attach-session -t mysession

Move to previous session

Ctrl + b (

Move to next session

Ctrl + b )

Windows

start a new session with the name mysession and window mywindow

tmux new -s mysession -n mywindow

Create window

Ctrl + b c

Rename current window

Ctrl + b ,

Close current window

Ctrl + b &

Previous window

Ctrl + b p

Next window

Ctrl + b n

Switch/select window by number

Ctrl + b 0 ... 9

Reorder window, swap window number 2(src) and 1(dst)

swap-window -s 2 -t 1

Move current window to the left by one position

swap-window -t -1

Panes

Toggle last active pane

Ctrl + b ;

Split pane vertically

Ctrl + b %

Split pane horizontally

Ctrl + b "

Move the current pane left

Ctrl + b {

Move the current pane right

Ctrl + b }

Switch to pane to the direction

Ctrl + b ↑ (↓ , →, ←)

Toggle synchronize-panes (send command to all panes)

setw synchronize-panes

Toggle between pane layouts

Ctrl + b Spacebar

Switch to next pane

Ctrl + b o

Show pane numbers

Ctrl + b q

Switch/select pane by number

Ctrl + b q 0 ... 9

Toggle pane zoom

Ctrl + b z

Convert pane into a window

Ctrl + b !

Resize current pane height (hold three keys)

Ctrl + b + ↑  (↓) 

Resize current pane width (hold three keys)

Ctrl + b + → ( ←)

Close current pane

Ctrl + b x

Copy Mode

use vi keys in buffer

setw -g mode-keys vi

Enter copy mode

Ctrl + b [

Enter copy mode and scroll one page up

Ctrl + b PgUp

Quit mode

q

Go to top line

g

Go to bottom line

G

Scroll up

Scroll down

Move cursor left

h

Move cursor down

j

Move cursor up

k

Move cursor right

l

Move cursor forward one word at a time

w

Move cursor backward one word at a time

b

Search forward

/

Search backward

?

Next keyword occurrence

n

Previous keyword occurrence

N

Start selection

Spacebar

Clear selection

Esc

Copy selection

Enter

Paste contents of buffer_0

Ctrl + b ]

display buffer_0 contents

show-buffer

copy entire visible contents of pane to a buffer

capture-pane

Show all buffers

list-buffers

Show all buffers and paste selected

choose-buffer

Save buffer contents to buf.txt

save-buffer buf.txt

delete buffer_1

delete-buffer -b 1

Misc

Enter command mode

Ctrl + b :

Set OPTION for all sessions

set -g OPTION

Set OPTION for all windows

setw -g OPTION

Help

Show every session, window, pane, etc…

tmux info

Show shortcuts

Ctrl + b ?

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